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Tools of the Trade: Helping Your Faculty Enhance Their Teaching: Video

This guide was used in a presentation for the 2012 ATLA Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ. This guide was originally created by Michelle Spomer.

Articles on Video Technology in Higher Ed

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Video Tools

In this section, the focus is specifically on tools that have something to do with both education and the video format. 

  • Academic Earth
    Academic Earth is described as "a user-friendly educational ecosystem that will give internet users around the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars."
    Pricing Info: Free

  • TED-Ed
    The TED-Ed site provides "carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED's, and easily create a customized lesson around the video."
    Pricing Info: Free

  • Ustream: Education
    Ustream is a "live interactive broadcasting platform." Users can both view and broadcast content. Live broadcasts include a chat feature that allows viewers to comment throughout the broadcast. Many live broadcasts are archived as recorded videos. The education section includes live lectures and events from various colleges and universities, along with other educational content.
    Pricing Info: 
    Most of the broadcasts and videos are free to view, but some require a fee.
    Ustream for iPhone and iPad (free)
    Ustream for Android (free)

  • Vialogues
    A Vialogue is "a video plus a dialogue." Vialogue creators upload a video, and then insert comments, surveys, and open-ended questions throughout. Vialogue viewers can make their own comments as well as respond to the embedded comments, surveys and questions.
    Pricing Info: Free
    Vialogue Examples

  • YouTube EDU
    YouTube EDU provides "a broad set of educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between. [Videos include] lessons from top teachers around the world, course lectures from top-tier universities, or inspiring videos to spark your imagination."
    Pricing Info: Free